Web science: a provocative invitation to computer science

  title={Web science: a provocative invitation to computer science},
  author={Ben Shneiderman},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
Here's how it can awaken computer science to the interdisciplinary possibilities of the Web's socially embedded computing technology. 

Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the web

The Web must be studied as an entity in its own right to ensure it keeps flourishing and prevent unanticipated social effects.

Web science: expanding the notion of computer science

The role and place of Web Science in the computing disciplines is discussed and plans for future curriculum developments utilizing novel methods to support and elaborate curriculum definition and review are presented.

The Discipline of Information Systems: A Natural Strategic Alliance for Web Science

The information systems discipline, much more clearly than the other sub-disciplines of computing, has the capability to help web science to advance as a field and may learn substantially from the methods and approaches in information systems.

Web science and human-computer interaction: when disciplines collide

The relationship between the Web Science and HCI communities is clarified, signposting complementary aspects and ways in which they might collaborate in future.

Information technology approach in computer science

The proposed program integrates the technical and professional requirements with general education requirements and electives to prepare students for an Information Technology Career and allows computing education to cross over to other fields in order to provide a wider market for the computer science.

A course in collaborative computing: collaborative learning and research with a global perspective

This paper outlines a Masters course in Collaborative Computing, which employs a combination of collaborative pedagogy, collaborative technologies, and a corpus of research data from Global Virtual Teams to blend the technology and the social dimensions within a research linked course context.

Web Science: The Digital-Heritage Case

This extended abstract examines Web Science research issues by taking a closer look at the area of digital heritage, and discusses engineering, communication and socio-economic aspects.

Web Science and society: Towards a theoretical foundation for an emerging field of study

  • Michael Dick
  • Art
    2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference Science and Technology for Humanity (TIC-STH)
  • 2009
In 2005–06, researchers from the US and the UK met to outline a framework for a new discipline called “Web Science”. What resulted was the foundation of the “Web Science Research Initiative” (WSRI),

Science : expanding the notion of Computer Science

The context of rapid external change presents particular problems to academic disciplines seeking to maintain timely, current and relevant teaching programs. Individual faculty may tune and update

Web Science

  • K. O’Hara
  • Computer Science
    Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • 2014
This article argues for the development of the discipline of Web Science, to understand the reciprocal relationship between the Web and society at a number of scales, from technical protocols to emergent social behaviour, to ensure that the Web’s growth will continue, and will benefit society.



Creating a Science of the Web

Understanding and fostering the growth of the World Wide Web, both in engineering and societal terms, will require the development of a new interdisciplinary field.

Crisis and opportunity in computer science

The future of the field depends on winning back student enrollment, public interest in technology, and government research funding.

A Framework for Web Science

This text sets out a series of approaches to the analysis and synthesis of the World Wide Web, and other web-like information structures. A comprehensive set of research questions is outlined,

The social life of innovation

Fostering a change of practice in a community is much more difficult than inventing a new technology. The practice of innovation can be learned---once you know what it is.

A research manifesto for services science

It is argued for a services science discipline to integrate across academic silos and advance service innovation more rapidly to improve scientific understanding of modern services.

Leonardo's laptop: human needs and the new computing technologies

Designers need to reduce computer user frustration to accelerate the shift from the old to the new computing, and Four circles of human relationships and four human activities map out the human needs for mobility, ubiquity, creativity, and community.

Japan Prize Commemorative Lecture Available from the World Wide Web Consortium

  • Japan Prize Commemorative Lecture Available from the World Wide Web Consortium
  • 2002

Japan Prize Commemorative Lecture

  • Available from the World Wide Web Consortium,
  • 2002

Web Science Research Initiative

  • Web Science Research Initiative